ERIC Number: ED246892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Administration of Distance-Teaching Institutions. A Manual.
Dodds, Tony, Comp.
Guidance for distance teaching media selection, management, and program organization is offered in this two-part manual. Each of eight units includes questions to be addressed, behavioral objectives, comments, exercises, and assignments. The first unit, a general introduction to distance teaching, is followed by four units covering distance education media, i.e., choosing what media to use; managing print; managing radio broadcasts and audio recordings; and organizing student services. Different ways of organizing media and advantages and disadvantages of each approach are examined. The importance of external factors--e.g., the distance teaching program's context, intended students, and purposes--is stressed both for selecting media and for determining how they should be organized. The second part examines how these choices are reflected in the organization of the whole program, and how the various parts and media fit together into an overall administrative pattern. Individual units address external organization, relations with other organizations, and determining costs and budget. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Extension Coll., Cambridge (England).
Note: For case studies, see IR 011 223. A course production game referred to in the manual is not available.